The Bullitt County History museum was donated a Kentucky 8th Grade exam from a citizen that dates back to 1912. While most 12th grade students (and many college students) would never be able to even answer these questions today, bear in mind this exam was standard for 8th graders! This clearly demonstrates how much the school system has been dumbed down over the past century.
Even for adults in the modern “civilized” world today, this test proves to be very difficult. People have actually been taking the test and sharing their results on Twitter.
Notice some of the following questions which show that the youth were educated from a young age to be knowledgeable about government, something 8th graders and even adults today are completely ignorant about. But ask them about Kanye West, Justin Bieber or the Kardashians and man, they know everything!
Define the following terms of Government: Democracy, Limited Monarchy, Absolute Monarchy, Republic. Give Examples of Each.
To what four governments are students in school subjected?
Name 5 county officers and the principal duties of each.
Give 3 duties of the president. What is meant by VETO power?
Give test a try and see how badly you have been indoctrinated…
8th-grade examination paper for Bullitt County Schools, November 1912
So how did you do? Send this to the smartest person you know and see how they compare to the 8th graders of 1912.